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# 119019 17-May-2013 11:49
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I am looking for a solution for setting a permanent big screen (32" or bigger) in a meeting room for staff to use Skype or other Video conferencing tools over the internet.

Ideally, I would prefer a one in all (LCD+PC+Video+Microphone) solution, but can also put together elements if it is easier.

I would like to be able the Video and the Microphone to reach 3 to 4 meters where people are sitting without cabling.

Would you have a few scenario / brands/ solutions, I could start looking at?


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  # 821094 17-May-2013 12:37
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Probably easiest to just go with a TV that has Skype built in.


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  # 821128 17-May-2013 13:00
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We just have a 50" Plasma display with a basic PC connected using a Logitech 9000 Pro camera - the camera has excellent quality and the microphone is quite sensitive - users on the other end have been able to see and hear everyone around the meeting table fine :)

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  # 821153 17-May-2013 13:20
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  # 821159 17-May-2013 13:28
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Is this what you want?

It does Skype

Yes a little bit of an overkill.

A lot of TV's these days have Skype/Camera Built in..


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  # 821447 18-May-2013 08:10
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Visit the skype store.

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  # 821730 18-May-2013 20:09
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I've done Skype on the cheap in three of our meeting rooms using the existing projector and screen and in two rooms the existing sound system and in one just a Logitech powered speaker system.

I usually just use the mic in a HD Logitech USB camera like one of these

which are currently $49 at DSE. The camera has zoom, tilt and pan so that even in a larger room, you can get the camera to zoom onto one person or a few. The sound can be a bit echoey given that the camera is mounted above the projector screen far from the speakers but I have got around that by using Sennheiser wireless mics which were bought for large meetings to enable people in the rear of the room to be heard during question time.

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  # 821951 19-May-2013 14:23
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How about an Intel NUC hanging off the back of a big screen. Just get a copy of windows and you will have a really grunty little solution. Won't be cheap but will be definitely work well. Can be re-purposed as well if need be.


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  # 822298 20-May-2013 11:03
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Thank you all for your advises. I will look at the options proposed and will get going


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  # 822302 20-May-2013 11:11
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The logitech thing looks awesome, but a bit expensive for a single purpose device for most people. Perfect for 20100. Anyone know a cheaper ebay version that works ok?

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  # 822649 20-May-2013 20:27
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Go to harvey norman.
Panasonic has had skype tv's with webcams for 12 months+
and samsung should have them out too now.

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